A cyberheist targeting a bitcoin “bank” website has netted thieves more than 4,100 bitcoins, worth $1.2 million. The hack is among the largest thefts in the currency’s four-year history.
Only weeks after the closure of Silk Road, a “drug market” which authorities claim shipped $1.2 billion of drugs including heroin around the world, a site styling itself Silk Road 2.0 has appeared. Like the original, it is only accessible via the “anonymous” browser Tor.
The FBI added five new cybercriminals to its Most Wanted list – including a new entry at number one, Alexsey Belan. The FBI aimed a specific warning at criminals who thought they could “hide overseas”.
Adobe’s security breach laid bare 38 million passwords to the world – and a security researcher claims that 1.9 million of these are the simple “123456”. Half a million craftier customers chose “123456789”
Tom Hanks and Donald Trump are among a client list of 850,000 users of limousines and town cars to become the latest “trophy” claimed by hackers, after a breach at a nationwide limousine firm – which netted addresses and credit card details.
Smart calendar app Sunrise has revealed it fell victim to the same cyberattack which saw social sharing app Buffer sending out thousands of weight-loss spam posts – and has warned users who link their Sunrise account to iCloud that they may be at risk. In an update released on the company blog, CEO Pierre Valade
A survey of 1,900 executives at clients of the accountancy firm Ernst and Young found that almost all (96%) felt “unprepared” for a cyberattack – due to budget cuts and lack of skilled staff.
Phones such as Samsung’s Galaxy S4 ship with Near Field Communication chips built in – and many companies hope to use these for payment systems. But snooper devices may be able to “listen in” as payment apps are used, researchers warn.
Major companies such as Disney, Boeing and General Electric are still handing out information to “hackers” using the most basic tool of all – the human voice, according to a report on a competition at DefCon.
Previously, it had been estimated that around three million users had data accessed, but a new report by Brian Krebs of KrebsonSecurity revealed the true scale of the breach may have been far larger than thought – and that source code for software such as Photoshop may also have leaked.
President Obama’s Twitter and Facebook accounts were briefly compromised this week – with two Tweets and one post altered to send links to video montages of terrorist attacks.
A new app, Truly.am, aims to put a stop to a fast-growing area of online fraud – online dating scams – by forcing cybercriminals to prove they are who they say they are.
An invasion of fruity posts offering miraculous weight loss flooded Facebook and Twitter accounts linked to the social sharing app Buffer – appearing on official accounts for companies such as Brussels Airlines and Startup Genome.
A huge amount of private information harvested via hotel Wi-Fi networks is on sale in China – including phone numbers, dates of birth and addresses from hotel guests who logged in to networks in their rooms.
Cyber attacks have doubled in the year 2012-2013, according to a fraud report released by investigators Kroll – and the target is often information, rather than cash.
The global press release distribution firm PR Newswire has admitted to a large-scale breach, in which usernames and passwords were stolen – but claims hackers have not sent out “fake” releases, which can be used to manipulate financial markets.
Cyberattacks seem to be a growth industry in Indonesia, with the region having pushed China off the top spot as the leading source of attack traffic in the last quarter, according to internet services provider Akamai.
Bringing the international gang lords of cybercrime to justice is a “challenge”, the interim head of Britain’s new National Cyber Crime Unit has admitted – and says he will discuss the issue with government if necessary.